It is always an advantage to go on extra curricular activities. Not only at school but also on stuffs that you really like to do. As an anime and manga enthusiast, I don't just watch anime and read manga, I also share my personal profile to the outside world like blogging and going to anime conventions. It is always a big plus and big advantage to go to conventions as it is a good place to confirm rumors and theories of fellow enthusiasts from legit set of people. And let's not forget about the awesome freebies and picture takings with cosplayers.
I wasn't in Japan when Valkyrie Drive franchise was announced. The announcement was in a convention, I don't know if I should name the convention though (hint: it is a very big convention with thousands of participants yearly). But yeah, those anime fans and gamers out there are lucky enough to have a sneak peek on the anime media but too lucky to see the contents of the games of the Valkyrie Drive franchise.
All three, Mermaid, Bhikkhuni and Siren of Valkyrie Drive are not just for show. Each release was a success, each product is a success. Without one product, the franchise would fall apart and I don't want that to happen. I hope that Marvelous would think about relaunching the whole franchise again, with a second season on the anime and of course second installment on the games.